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Organizational leaders are necessary in nearly every industry. Typically, these professionals work in an office setting, while some may travel to main offices, regional offices, or training facilities. As an organizational leader, your job responsibilities could include the following:
Creatively implement new programs as the main decision maker.
Maintain budgets while seeking cost cutting reductions.
Establish training guidelines and policies for new employees.
Evaluate business research and organizational innovation.
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As an organizational leadership student, your coursework prepares you to lead dynamic organizations through complex global changes. Gain the strategic knowledge you need to meet organizational needs by developing people and processes, as well as comprehensive initiatives. Specific curriculum topics are applied to the business needs of today, and tomorrow, and include…
M.S. in Organizational Leadership students have the opportunity to synthesize the knowledge gained with established theories and research in a capstone project. In doing so, you will analyze and evaluate a current organizational challenge, while proposing solutions for increased effectiveness.
This real-world capstone project will prove useful as you assert and demonstrate evidence of your decision making skills in leadership. Join a successful organization at the top, move up in your current position, or start your own business as “the boss.”
*Master's Plus - Some M.S. in Organizational Leadership Students may be required to take RES501 as part of their program if they have an undergraduate GPA below 3.00. In this case, the degree program is 39 credits.
** ORG595 is an optional course that provides students with practical management experience. This course may not be available in all states; see the State Specific Authorization Policy Under Admissions Policies.
When you earn your master's degree through CSU Global, you will customize it with a graduate specialization in a subject that matches your professional goals or personal interests.
Students who begin in either the M.S. in Management or the M.S. in Organizational Leadership program in 2013 or later may be eligible to participate in the dual degree program. Upon completion of an additional 18-credit hours (54 credit hours total), students who enter this program may be eligible to receive both the M.S. in Management and the M.S. in Organizational Leadership degree. Students must enroll in the Dual Degree Program prior to conferral of their first degree.
For students who initially enrolled in the M.S. in Organizational Leadership program, the following additional courses (three credits each) are required for a dual degree:
* Students with a background in accounting may substitute HRM515.
Your education should increase your earning potential, not your monthly bills.
Your employer may be one of 2,200+ we partner with to offer a 10% discount on tuition.
You may be eligible to receive financial aid to help cover the cost of your education.
Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your degree comes from a top quality, trusted university.
CSU Global's Master's in Organizational Leadership was ranked #3 and noted to have Best Leadership Faculty by Online Masters.
The Best Schools has ranked CSU Global's Master's in Organizational Leadership degree program.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the M.S. in Organizational Leadership program is aligned with their HR Curriculum Guidebook and Template.
In Best Colleges’ Schools of Distinction standings, CSU Global earns one of only 15 gold rankings, out of more than 2,000 online degree programs.
Guide to Online Schools identifies CSU Global as one of the top military-friendly online institutions.
“This university does not treat their students as numbers, but as individual people. The entire staff and professors go above and beyond their jobs to make CSU Global students feel like part of a great organization. I know they care about the students and our futures.”
M.S. in Organizational Leadership Student
Earning your online master’s degree through CSU Global provides you with more than just the diploma you need to get noticed. With an emphasis on real world concepts and career-relevant skills, you get training and experience along with your credit hours. Additionally, CSU Global strives to make your education as affordable as possible. With our Tuition Guarantee, your tuition rate won’t increase over time! Instead, you’ll enjoy the same low rate for the duration of your enrollment at CSU Global.
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Organizational leadership combines an understanding of human behavior, with effective strategy development, among historical and current contexts. Specifically, students in the M.S. in Organizational Leadership program can expect to achieve the following learning outcomes:
Master’s of Organizational Leadership alumni from CSU Global report extremely high rates of working in leadership after completing the program.
According to the BLS, the average annual salary for directors, analysts, executives, and department supervisors is nearly $100k.
Top three titles as reported by Master’s of Organizational Leadership alumni from CSU Global. Download the M.S. in Organizational Leadership career ladder.